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A nurse prepares a vaccine jab on March 12th, 2021 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan - Pool/ Getty Images

Northern Ireland is imposing no sanctions on residents of the Republic who cross the border to get the coronavirus vaccine, as doctors push for an “al(...)

Nurses prepare vaccine jabs at the Lakeland Forum vaccination centre in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on March 12th. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

In the “worst-case scenario” the Northern Ireland vaccine schedule will be put back by four weeks, the head of the North’s vaccination programme Patri(...)

Gardaí  at Dublin’s Spire on O’Connell Street in an effort to prohibit anticipated St Patrick’s Day protests. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Gardaí have called to be moved further up the Covid-19 vaccine priority list ahead of a meeting with the Minister for Justice on Thursday. The vice p(...)

A vial containing the Covid-19 vaccine by AstraZeneca. File photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for use and its benefits in protecting recipients from Covid-19 outweigh the risks of side effects, but patient inform(...)

When people were given a half dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine followed by a full dose at least a month later its efficacy rose to 90%. File photograph: Getty

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine developed with scientists at Oxford University continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. From being in(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visiting Crawley Hospital vaccination centre, West Sussex, following the virtual launch of the party’s campaign for the local and mayoral elections in May. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/pool/AFP

According to Boris Johnson’s roadmap, most coronavirus restrictions will still be in place on May 6th, with indoor household mixing still banned and o(...)

As the deadline loomed, sources in Brussels were reported saying the people of Northern Ireland would hardly starve and supermarkets should simply switch to EU suppliers.

The 12-month Brexit grace period on moving medicine from Britain into Northern Ireland runs out on December 31st this year. The following day, all lic(...)

Keira Bell (24) took legal action against the Tavistock NHS Trust, arguing that children cannot properly consent to taking puberty blockers. File photograph: PA

Senior figures in the HSE decided against withdrawing puberty blocking treatment at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in the wake of a High Court ruling in (...)

Northern Ireland’s  vaccine rollout has been a triumph, but the end of the pandemic does not herald getting plans back on track; it just reveals a steadily worsening underlying problem. Photograph: Istvan Filep/EPA

Behind the triumph of its vaccine rollout, Northern Ireland’s health system is buckling. A fifth of the population is waiting for a first hospital app(...)

Fatima Abdullah and her husband Abdullah Afghan with their children Azlaan and Anaya. They couple live in Bettystown, Co Meath and work as doctors. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fatima Abdullah was on a break from her medical career when the coronavirus pandemic hit Ireland in March 2020. A qualified doctor, Abdullah moved to (...)

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